T-Shirt Tote Bags

by Amy on August 29, 2011

t-shirt tote bags

The girls loved making gifts for their friends and cousins for Christmas last year and I’m starting to collect ideas for this year’s holiday crafting.

I shared Delaney’s mini clipboards last year, but I never shared Natalie’s project. She made T-shirt tote bags – adorable and practical!

We ended up buying graphic tees (kids size XL) on clearance for these bags. We also made a few smaller purse-size bags with t-shirts the girls had outgrown. Thrift store tees would work great, too!

Simple t-shirt tote steps:

1. Cut off the sleeves, leaving the shoulder seam intact.

2. Cut off the collar, creating a larger opening for the tote.

3. Turn the shirt inside out, pin the bottom closed, and sew shut. Only one straight seam to sew – perfect for beginning sewers!

4. Done!

Family Fun and Martha Stewart have pictures & instructions if you need more help.

The girls and their friends use the bags a lot and they are holding up great.

For more t-shirt tote fun, check out these projects:

Reversible T-Shirt Tote Tutorial :: she wears flowers

Easy Knit Produce Bag :: delia creates

T-Shirt Tote Bag (with binding & applique) :: Etcetorize

Are you or your kids making gifts this year? What’s on your holiday crafting list?

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